New York: The Viking Press, 1957. First printing.
An early work, this was Murdoch's third novel, now rather rare, in an unclipped dust jacket, with fading to the spine and some erased underlining to the front flap copy. Book is in very good condition, with slight spine lean.
A middle-aged couple's dreary marriage is marvelously upset by the arrival of an enchanting younger woman. Her determination to defy convention lends a comic thrill to a novel with darker social themes.